Saturday, June 07, 2008

Sand or Stone.

Post 462 ~ ~ ~ Saturday, 7th June, 2008.

Hello my friends ~~ I hope you are all enjoying
the weekend and enjoying your lives. I am fine,
although this won't be a long post, as I am having
a day out tomorrow and must get to bed early.

My son, John turns 54 tomorrow and we are going
to a Market in Wodonga which is on the border
of New South Wales, so will take the best part of 2
hours to get there, and we will have lunch after it.
I also have some old friends who live there, so will
try to have a brief visit with them.

It is a long weekend here in Victoria ~ for the Queen's
birthday (which is in April) Go figure !!
So we will have Monday to get over this trip.

My friend Kim sent me the following story.
Thank you Kim.
Sand and Stone.
Two friends were walking through the desert.
During some point of the journey,
They had an argument; and one friend
Slapped the other on the face.

The one who got slapped was hurt, but without
saying anything, wrote in the sand:

Today, my best friend slapped me in the face.

They kept on walking, until they found an oasis,
Where they decided to take a bath.

The one who had been slapped got stuck in the
mire and started drowning, but the friend
saved him.
After he recovered from the near drowning,
He wrote on a stone:

Today my best friend saved my life.

The friend who had slapped and saved his best
friend asked him, "After I hurt you, you wrote
in the sand and now, you write on a stone. Why?"

The friend replied:
"When someone hurts us, we should write it down
in sand, where winds of forgiveness can erase it
away; but when someone does something good for us,
we should engrave it in stone where no wind can ever
erase it.

Learn to write your hurts in the sand and to
carve your benefits in stone.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person,
an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them
But then an entire life to forget them.

Do not value the things you have in your life,
But value WHO you have in your life !!
Thank you Patty for this joke.

Southern Skinny Dipping.
An elderly man in North Carolina had owned a large
farm for several years. He had a large pond in the
back, fixed up really nice, along with some picnic
tables, horsehoe courts and some apple and peach
trees. The pond was properly shaped and fixed up
for swimming when it was built.

One evening the old farmer decided to go down
to the pond, as he hadn't been there for a while,
to look it over. He grabbed a five-gallon bucket
to bring back some fruit.

As he neared the pond, he heard voices and
laughing with glee. When he came closer, he
realized it was a bunch of young women skinny
dipping in his pond. He made the women aware
of his presence and they all went to the deep end
to shield themselves.

One of the women shouted at him, "We're not
coming out until you leave." The old man frowned
and replied, " I didn't come down here to watch
you ladies swim naked or to make you get out of
the pond naked."

Holding the bucket up he said, " I'm here to feed
the alligator."

Moral of the story : Old men may move slow but
can still think fast.

Court Sentence.
A pickpocket was appearing in court for a series
of petty crimes. The judge said, "Mr. Brewster
you are hereby found guilty and fined $150."

After consulting his client, Mr. Brewster's lawyer
stood up and said, "Your Honor, my client is a
little short at this time. He has only $125, but if
you would allow him a few minutes in the crowd. . "

Health Benefits of Being Overweight.

A new report suggests that being overweight is not
as harmful
as is commonly believed, and actually
confers some surprising benefits...

Being five to ten pounds overweight could protect
people from ailments from tuberculosis to Alzheimer's
disease, research indicates. Those carrying 15 to 25
extra pounds are better able to recover from adverse
conditions such as emphysema, pneumonia, and
various injuries and infections, states the report.

Thirty to forty pounds of flab could help fend off
breast, kidney, pancreatic, prostate and colon cancer.
And an extra fifty pounds on the scale may improve
eyesight, reverse balding, cure the common cold
and reduce global warming.

In general, the report concludes, overweight people
are happier, more successful in business, smarter
and friendlier.

The study was funded by a research grant from
McDonald's, Burger King, Jack in the Box, Taco
Bell, Domino's Pizza, Starbucks, Haagen Dazs,
Sara Lee, and Krispy Kreme.

A father asked his little daughter what she'd like
for Christmas. She said what she wanted more
than anything else was a baby brother.
The timing was perfect, and on Christmas Eve
her mother came home from hospital with a
baby boy.

The following year the father again asked his
daughter what she'd like for Christmas.

"Well," she replied, "If it's not too uncomfortable
for Mummy, I'd like a pony."

Two aunts were watching their four year old niece
watching television. One said to the other,
"What a pity that she isn't very P R E T T Y."

The little girl turned around and said, "It doesn't
matter so long as I am C L E V E R."

A boy came back from his first day at school,
"So, what did you learn?" asked his mother.

"Not enough. They want me to come back

Well that is it for tonight, folks. Hope you
found something that made you smile.
Take care, I will be back before too long.
Love and best wishes to you all.
Cheers, Merle.

Post 462 ~ ~ ~ Saturday, 7th June, 2008.


Old Lady Lincoln said...

Dear Merle, another good post. Tell your son John the Lincoln's wish him a Happy Birthday. Hope your trip and lunch go well. Sleep good tonight so you're all rested up for tomorrow.
Good night, Patty

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

Your brief journey to New South Wales sounds very nice, and visiting with old friends is always a pleasure. I know you will enjoy it, and I look forward to reading about it.

Loved the Sand and Stone story. And what a crafty old farmer! Hahaha. And I almost believed the healthy being overweight story. LOL.

Have a wonderful time on your trip, dear Merle. I have to get ready for church soon, and our Sunday lunch with some church friends. Although it's in the 90s F here, I wouldn't miss it for the world.

Love and blessings,


Ps. And a very Happy Birthday to you son, John!

Pearl said...

I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating your son's birthday.
Tell him your blogging friend wishes him well.

Just the love the joke about the skinny


audrey` said...

Dearest Merle

How are you?

I haven't been here for a long time. I was lazy. HeHe!

Thank you very much for your wishes and concern =)

Happy Birthday to John.

Susie said...

Hi Merle,
I hope your enjoy your long weekend and the birthday celebration with your son! Loved all the jokes, but the Sand and Stone story was my favorite today. Thanks for sharing.
take good care.

Joy Des Jardins said...

Happy Birthday to John....have a nice celebration. Hope you get to visit with your friends too Merle. Much love, Joy

Lucy Stern said...

Happy Birthday to your son who is only 4 years younger than me..... Have a good trip.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

A Happy (belated) Birthday to John!

Have a grand week, Merle!

Dave said...

Great jokes as always Merle... *S*

ps, loved the old picture of you on Peter's blog!!!

Nicole said...

Hope you had nice long weekend and enjoyable trip. Greetings from Adelaide :)


Jeanette said...

Hi Dear Merle. Best wishes to John on his birthday.Hope you had a graet time at Wondonga market this long weekend and didnt spend to much, hehe
great jokes again and I like sand and the stone.. I think were in for a few cold days take care love Jan.xoxoxo